Brennan Named Senior Vice President of Quality Improvement for May Institute


Randolph, Mass. –Terese Brennan, M.S., of Malden, has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Quality Improvement for May Institute, a leading national provider of educational, behavioral, and rehabilitative services for individuals with special needs.

Her responsibilities include overseeing the development and implementation of organization-wide performance improvement and quality management programs. She has also serves as the Institute’s Privacy Officer and Safety Officer, and is responsible for organizational privacy and confidentiality as well as safety risk management.

In her new role, Ms. Brennan provides leadership and guidance for all May Institute locations, and works with each program’s management team to ensure that all programs meet agency and other professional standards. This includes all state and federal guidelines, and requirements of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and other accrediting and licensing organizations.

Ms. Brennan has served May Institute in a number of capacities over the past 20 + years, developing and conducting performance improvement processes in a variety of areas, and overseeing the development and implementation of effective outcome measurement systems and standardization of safety systems and operations.

“Terese is an outstanding addition to the Institute’s senior leadership team,” said Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, President and CEO of May Institute, in making the announcement. “She is an inspiring example of an employee who has built a successful career by working her way ‘up the ranks’ of our organization. Terese began as a Behavior Specialist at our first school for children with autism, and held several other direct care positions before joining the Quality Improvement team in 1995. She earned her master’s degree while working for the Institute, and her master’s project resulted in a monitoring tool that helps us measure the quality of the services we provide.”

Ms. Brennan received her master’s degree in Total Quality Management Systems from Anna Maria College; she received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

About May Institute
May Institute is an award-winning nonprofit organization with more than 55 years of experience in serving children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs. The organization provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals, as well as training and consultation services to professionals, organizations, and public school systems.

At our nearly 200 service locations across the country, we work to create new and more effective ways to meet the special needs of individuals and families across the lifespan.

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